Community Events: Zoobilee

Nearly 2,000 supporters enjoyed food and drink donated by 59 Tacoma-area establishments and danced the night away on four stages. The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium was decorated in majestic jewels, bamboo and lights. The evening included a Thai classical music ensemble and airbrush artists who painted clouded leopard paw prints on patrons’ arms. Zoobilee 2011 also featured a bustling Thai market with Zoobilee’s first ever craft beer festival and the signature drink, “The Pounce,” a cocktail with an exotic kick. The evening’s festivities raised over $291,000 in cash and close to $400,000 in donated goods and services for Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.